Thursday, April 14, 2005

I Eat Toothpaste: A Poem

I eat toothpaste. Orange
citrus minty chalk
washed down
with Scope,
not Scope--generic. Walmart
It tastes likeā€¦
noisome
but it's mint
fruit.
my stomach churns. Keck
stench clings to teeth
I have to brush
again
rinse, swish, spit. Swallow
orange mint paste
vulgar
fruity moonstruck, cracked.
convulse
ruminate, eject, ferment. Repeat
Restrained
with straps
In the snake pit
bitten and poisoned. Blithe.

1 Comments:

Blogger AnonymousCog said...

Awesome poetry..I really enjoyed it. The snake pit was masterful.
AC

3:58 PM  

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